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Palak receives ‘UN WSIS Award 2024’

Palak receives ‘UN WSIS Award 2024’

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak received the ‘United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Award-2024’ for the videoconferencing app ‘Boithak’. The state minister received the award at a function held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 28.  This year, Bangladesh Computer Council's (BCC) secure video conferencing system application software ‘Boithak’ received this award as the winner in the ‘Building Confidence and Security in Use of ICT's category’, said a press release.

Palak, thanking all the young, innovative programmers of Bangladesh Computer Council who worked for the development of video conferencing systems, said that “under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and with the direction of SajibWazed Joy, Advisor to the Prime Minister on ICT, we have been able to successfully implement Digital Bangladesh in a very short time, and as a result, our young innovators are able to ensure the successful implementation of information technology."

A total of 360 projects were selected from 1,049 projects submitted and made open for voting. This year, 18 projects were awarded as winners and 72 projects as champions, the release added.

To address the challenges posed by Covid-19, the BCC developed the videoconferencing platform ‘Boithak.’